Biloela Spirit of the Land Mural – A Country Queensland Must-See
A striking dedication to the rich history of the Callide Valley, the Biloela Water Tank Art – Spirit of the Land Mural celebrates the stories of women from two cultures spanning Indigenous beginnings to 1928. The 100m round and 4m high magnificent mural wraps itself around a water reservoir, bringing the area’s history alive with the magic of art and storytelling.
Callide Valley women celebrated in art
The Spirit of the Land Mural honours the role women played in shaping the Callide Valley from Indigenous origins to European settlement and beyond. The display depicts stories of courage and strength in a challenging period of history.
The mural portrays women and children picking cotton, the birth of the first European child in the area with the help of Aboriginal midwives, and the story of Margaret Rideout who rode side saddle from Biloela to Gladstone to board a boat seeking medicine for a sick child. The stories unfold around the mural with the help of interpretive plaques.
Stories that shape Australia’s history
From dreamtime stories to yarns around the campfire, Australians know how to share a tale or two. The Spirit of the Land Water Tank Art proudly shares stories of friendship, loneliness, heartbreak and the building of community spirit in Biloela Australia.
Things to do in Biloela
Biloela Queensland is a vibrant town with plenty to do. Here are just a few ideas to get your started!
Queensland Heritage Park
Brush up on your history at the Queensland Heritage Park. Learn about Central Queensland’s primary and secondary industries and gain insight into Biloela’s first families.
‘Bigger is better’ is often the motto for Queensland attractions, and the Biloela silo doesn’t disappoint. More than 28 metres high, it showcases a display of the area’s cotton production, cattle, farming, grain production and land care.
Greycliffe Homestead and Museum
Be transported back in time with this heritage-listed, century old home. Find a blacksmith shop, slab kitchen and shed on-site.
A classic country station converted into a museum, Greycliffe Station is a lovingly-preserved slab hut dating back to the 1870s.
Fancy a spot of fishing? Locals say Callide Dam has the biggest and best Barramundi in Queensland. Fishing or not, Callide Dam is the perfect spot to cool down and grab a bite.
Biloela Spirit of the Land Mural Quick Reference Guide
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